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Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 12:30am EST
less than a dollar an hour. the women here count themselves lucky - they earn minimum wage. >> i don't have family out there on the street that support me, so for me, its an advantage. i'm just trying to get out of here. >> the prison had given us strict guidelines about what questions we could ask the inmates. >> it's work but it's educational training. >> but the pr officer couldn't control what happened once we entered the main yard. >> there's no water! people are dying? >> when our cameras entered, the inmates were called back inside. >> "ladies get inside!". >> "i'm trying to tell them there's rats in our rooms!". tension here is high. last year ccwf had to take in close to 1000 more inmates - when a nearby prison converted to a men's facility. it is now one of the most overcrowded prisons in california. tracy jones was one of the women forced to move. >> they combined two prisons into one and we were kicked out for male genders. so we're over here. >> many inmates told us off camera that the medical care was worse than before, and the conditions of their cells were appalling.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
. > pat died for no reason, mi hijo. people have got to know what these nursing homes consist of. they don't care, they're there for a paycheck. >> nora's lawyer shot video footage of pat's condition before he died - she hasn't been able to bring herself to watch it. >> and you've never watched this video? >> i've never watched the video. >> do you want to watch the video? >> no, i'm scared to see it. i can't. >> this video is critical evidence in nora's case. the images are disturbing. >> nora is trying to take care of pat. he's covered in sores. the sores on his foot are so bad that the bone is sticking out. >> he said he's in pain, give him something else. the man in this video is completely unrecognizable from the photos we saw at nora's house. >> [crying] i'm sorry. i'm sorry. the medicare review board gave amara only one star - defined as "much below average" in an overall rating. but despite that low rating, there have been no fines or penalties levied in at least the past three years. and across the us, there's little consistency to how facilities get fined for giving bad care. >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 5:30pm EST
place on the face of the earth. place on the face of the earth. europe looks at us like we don't europe looks at us like we don't know what we're doing - looks at know what we're doing - looks at us like we're crazy. us like we're crazy. >> open nine. >> open nine. >> in this special >> in this special investigation, fault lines gains investigation, fault lines gains unprecedented and exclusive unprecedented and exclusive access to prisons across the access to prisons across the united states and discovers a united states and discovers a booming population of elderly booming population of elderly inmates. inmates. we ask: what's the we ask: what's the true cost of america's true cost of america's "lock'em-up-and-throw-away-the- "lock'em-up-and-throw-away-the- key" approach to justice? key" approach to justice? >> i heard him fall. >> i heard him fall. >> inmates call this the death >> inmates call this the death house. house. the geriatric unit at the joseph the geriatric unit at the joseph harp correctional center in harp correctional center in lexington, oklahoma, holds more lexington
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 5:30pm EST
in the morning to nothing but death, you bet we'll reap and it won'ting wedding white. >> i don't have a choice of what i eat. it would either kill or be killed. >> and now, a techknow minute... >> something is killing america's bee population. >> what happened to this bee? >> scientists aren't sure what but beekeepers are reporting dramatic declines of 65% this year. >> the losses are astronomical >> that could have a devistating impact on agriculture. but a collection of resarchers are working hard to build a better bee. >> i'm just gonna roll my fingers forward... >> using artificial insemination to make strains of bee populations from across the globe, >> i'm trying to enhance what mother nature does >> the hope is to find a strain that's resistant to whatever is killing america's bees. >> nobody in the world was able to freeze honey bee semen. >> for mor imformation on this and other techknow stories, visit our website at don't miss techknow sundays 7:30et / 4:30pt on al jazeera america >> and now a techknow minute... >> it's the ultimate race againt time. doctors
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 9:30pm EST
restaurant workers brought their low wages to the nation's attention. but what many americans don't know is that low wage workers are often being cheated out of what little they do make. >> i said are you kidding me? i said you're telling me that these people allowed to treat people like this and you can't do anything? >> they accuse me. they accuse me, the federal government, that i stole one million dollars from these low-wage workers. >> they call it wage theft, and the restaurant industry is one of the worst offenders. every year, it amounts to billions of dollars taken from paychecks of the very lowest earners. >> i don't want anything extra. i'm willing to give more than enough. i'm willing to give a hundred and twenty five percent just to be able to get a level playing field. >> this week on fault lines, we look at what it means to have a job when getting paid what you're owed is not guaranteed. >> i mean, at what point does it stop? who's speaking for us? who's going to speak for us? >> the us is now a low-wage economy. tens of millions of people in america are currently working
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 10:30pm EDT
a communication: phone numbers, when calls are placed and how long they last. >> you don't have to have done anyting wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody even by a wrong call. and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've ever made. >> the documents also showed that the nsa was listening to the phone calls of world leaders. >> i think the best way to summarize the nsa surveillance mindset is to quote general alexander who runs the agency. he had a motto when he was in iraq, in charge of surveillance of the iraqi population against whom the united states waged war, which was, collect it all. >> what do you say to the people who are like, i don't do anything wrong, i don't care if they see my emails or hear my calls? people who say that don't actually believe it. they put locks on their bedroom and bathroom doors. every time somebody says to me, i have nothing to hide, i don't care about privacy, i always say to them, please give me all the passwords to your email accounts and your facebook account. nobody has ever
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 1:30am EDT
an informant for every person that i met. so i just tell myself, look, i'm not going to do, i don't do anything wrong, i don't say anything wrong, if they go after me on nothing there's nothing i can do about that. so i have two friends sitting over there who i trust but that's because i've known them for a long time. and it's probably only recently, not too long ago, that i could have told myself yeah, they're not out to get me. and i would love to think i'm being paranoid, but that's the reality. >> so it does it make you kind of paranoid about every phone call or email or text? >> it's still silly to say, but i'll read a text or email and i'll just assume there's a third party reading it. sometimes we'll throw in a joke like you know haha nypd or something like that. especially if like something political is touched on, it will be like uh, just to clarify for the third party and then we'll actually clarify. and part of me thinks we're not joking when we do that. >> this is the bay ridge neighborhood in new york. it's actually part of brooklyn and it's like a center of life for arab americans
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 12:30am EST
from the air because the wind is so unpredictable that they don't want to the firefighters getting any closer to the blaze so they're dropping it from the helicopters. >> it looks like an emergency and it certainly feels like one when you're out here. >> but this has actually become just business as usual. >> the fires are burning twice as long, twice as big, compared to a decade ago. the costs have tripled. the number of people who are dying keeps escalating. the number of homes burnt is growing exponentially. you add climate change on top of that and it's the big accelerator. people are starting to ask, who is paying for this firefighting? you make an individual decision to build a home there, but what's the cost to the rest of us? >> a thousand miles away, in colorado, a small building catches fire in the hills of black forest. >> today, as the smoke clears, we've come to see the impact of what's been declared the most devastating blaze in the history of the state. nearly 500 homes destroyed, a couple burned to death in their garage as they tried to escape. >> it's a really eery pla
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 5:30pm EST
represents a story of personal loss. >> he's just a number. and it just don't feel like people right here. just a bunch of dirt. >> each year, 85 infants die within the first 12 months in cleveland, a death rate that's growing even while the city's population is diminishing. >> that's in the hospital? >> i just wish the funeral home part would go. 'cause once that leaves i think i might be better. >> that was the hardest part? >> yea, to like. >> laney had given birth to twins who were more than three months premature. jayceon's brother died within the first few hours. the surviving child spent time in intensive care before he was healthy enough to leave the hospital. >> laney says everything was normal, until one night - when jayceon was four months old - he stopped breathing in his sleep and died. >> i don't know what it was but something felf wrong and i woke up. and when i picked him up it was just like... nothing. >> the doctors told laney it was sudden infant death syndrome, or sids, the third leading cause of infant death. >> it's like losing a piece of your heart, missing a piece
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
're getting into the hands of bad guys. >> if the numbers of murders are down in baltimore and i don't know, but if they are then i would not ascribe that to a change in program. >> ed burns is the former baltimore detective and school teacher who went on to write the hit television series 'the wire.' he says that crime and murder figures always ebb and flow. >> i don't know how much progress is being made because we're not dealing with the root causes. so if you lock up a person with a gun, there's a kid coming behind him and he's going to pick up that gun. it's an endless cycle. the population in baltimore is way down, alright. so if the population is down, your numbers are down. >> if someone wants to attribute the reduction in crime for anything other than the strategies that we're taking and the investments that we're making, i think it's hard to convince them otherwise. we've gotten the reductions in violence at the same time reducing the number of arrests, which tells me that our targeted approach of targeting our most violent offenders is what will make the difference. >> but while
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 5:30pm EST
to court. don't want to look too deeply into the country's cold war past. >> during your lifetime do you expect to see the amnesty law overturned and generals garcia and vidas casas casanova and even yu be put on trial? >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. optimism regarding talks to roll back iran's nuclear program. and a new system to protect u.s. soldiers from sexual assaults. and laying a wreath a, a tribute to president john f. kennedy. >> talks aimed at ending the long-stand off over iran's nuclear program have resumed in geneva, but fiery comments by
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 9:30pm EST
don't like it. >> okay then don't eat that baby. not that part anyway. eat that part. madonna's two children were taken into state custody two years ago. her daughter was removed after madonna's husband drove intoxicated with the young girl in the car. dakotah, her son, was at home with a sitter at the time. >> my son had no reason to be taken and they took him from me at school two days later. i requested to see him before they had taken him so i could talk to him and explain to him what was going to happen. and i didn't get that chance. >> i was so frustrated. i was not happy. i said, i said okay i'll go. i won't put up a fuss, so i just went. at the court hearing for madonna's children, the judge ordered that they be kept in state custody for 60 days. the children were separated from each other and placed in non-native foster homes. dakotah threatened to hurt himself and was moved to a mental health facility. >> when you made that threat were you serious about it or what were you thinking? >> i was serious. i did not like it. i was so scared what was going to happen. i thought i
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